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VFW Post 2813 John Vincent Danels Jr. Postloupe
4753 43rd St
USA 11377
VFW Post 2813 is named after Private 1st Class John Vincent Daniels. Daniels served in the 102nd Field Signal Company and lost his life during the final days of the war in 1918.
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VFW Post 2866 Kohl-Jeck Postloupe
66 VFW Lane
Saint Charles
USA 63303
VFW Post 2866 is named after Edward G. Kohl and Gilbert C. Jeck, two local men who enlisted and went to war together as members of the 138th Infantry, 35th Division. Both were killed in action within four days of each other, fighting in the Argonne Forest.
VFW Post 3035 Walterick-Hemme Postloupe
213 W 4th St
USA 45833

VFW Post 3035 is named after Army PFC Claude L. Walterick, who was KIA 11 days short of the Armistice and is buried in the Flanders Field American Cemetery in Belgium.

VFW Post 3142 Captian John L. Weeks Postloupe
3555 Dorchester Rd
North Charleston
USA 29405
VFW Post 3142 is named after Capt. John L. Weeks, a World War I veteran and graduate and star athlete of The Citadel. Weeks was assigned to the 7th machine gun battalion which was renown in defending a bridge at Chateau-Thierry.
VFW Post 3208 Lt. Kenneth Bell Postloupe
220 E Sierra Madre Blvd
Sierra Madre
USA 91024

VFW Post is named after Lt. Kenneth Bell, a WWI pilot with the 28th Aero Squadron, Lisle en Barrois aerodrome, France. Lt. Bell was killed in a mid-air collision on Sept. 27, 1918 while forming for a mission for the aerodrome.

VFW Post 3211 William M. Gouse Jr. Postloupe
320 S. Broadway
USA 11801
William M. Gouse Jr., a Quaker, enlisted into the military November 1917, was assigned to the 12th Balloon Company and served in France from July 1918 to February 1919 before being discharged in March 1919. Upon returning to New York, he was one of 56 veterans who founded Post 3211 and the first to pass away. His is buried at Quaker Cemetery in Jericho, N.Y., and received a 21-gun salute in honor of his service.
VFW Post 3279 General Dwight D. Eisenhower Postloupe
317 N. Spruce St
USA 67410
April 11, 1935
Although General Eisenhower did not serve in theater, his duties during WWI included the Army’s 1919 Transcontinental Motor Convoy, the Tank Corps, the Battle Monuments Commission and training recruits.
VFW Post 3296 Harold Kinne Postloupe
330 Michigan Ave
USA 83544
VFW Post 3296 is named after WWI veteran 2nd Lt. Harold E. Kinne, who was killed in action in Soissons, France, on July 19, 1918. He was assigned to the Army’s 1st Division.
VFW Post 3305 Leonard C. Purkey Postloupe
332 4th Ave N.
USA 82426
VFW Post 3305 is named for Sgt. Leonard C. Purkey. Purkey enlisted in the Army on July 25, 1917, and after training in Cheyenne and Charlotte, N.C., he was assigned to the 148th Field Artillery, 41st Division and arrived in France on New Year's Day 1918. In August 1918 he died of wounds received in battle while on a volunteer mission to retrieve wounded soldiers from the battlefield.
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VFW Post 3619 Cole-Miers Postloupe
1115 Hwy 27 S
USA 70634
VFW Post 3619 is named after two local WWI veterans who were killed in action on the same day, though assigned to different units. Cpl. Murphy J. Cole was assigned to Company H, 23rd Infantry, 2nd Infantry Division. He died as the result of a direct hit by an artillery round on July 18, 1918. His body was not recovered. Cpl. Frank Miers was assigned to Company E, 28th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division. He died while advancing against the enemy and was initially buried in France before being returned home in 1921.

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